While the killing of a German citizen in Chemnitz this week may not at first appear to fall under Clarion’s remit of challenging radical Islam, it’s yet further proof that a tough stance needs to be taken when it comes to security checks that must be carried out on all immigrants from radical Islamist societies (and everywhere else). So let’s take a look at this case where migrants killed a local man and apply that to the bigger picture.
First the facts, as much as they are clear
Far-right activists took to Germany’s streets after two men from Iraq and Syria allegedly killed a local man. The victim was a 35-year-old carpenter. Two others with him were stabbed and seriously wounded. The incident was apparently connected to the sexual harassment of a woman on the sidelines of a festival in the city.
What ensued was an ugly protest by rightists, with alleged assaults against Syrian, Bulgarian and Afghan nationals. Left wingers also took to the streets.
The broader picture
If you look at the photos of events in Chemnitz currently circulating the media, you’ll see either police officers in full riot gear or the far-right protesters but very little regarding the initial attack.
Clarion has consistently warned that the unacceptable, racist face of the far right will increasingly raise itself above the parapets and even thrive if authorities fail to deal with the threat of violence that comes from certain Islamist elements within the migrant community.
We don’t have sufficient information regarding the two people arrested in connection with the murder to confirm they were Islamists but what we do know is that violence, often coming from a claimed religious conviction, has been repeatedly used by members of the immigrant communities of Europe against local Christians, immigrant Christians, Jews and others.
We also know that numerous terrorists infiltrated Europe among the hoards of migrants that made the journey from the Middle East or North Africa over the last three or four years.
Clarion does not oppose immigration. What we want to see is a clear, uniform Europe-wide policy (with an equivalent in the U.S.) that ensures all immigrants undergo rigorous security checks before they are given the freedom to roam and even granted citizenship of their new host country. Anyone with Islamist tendencies, be they political or violent, should not be gifted entry – that privilege should only be given to those ready to accept at worst, and embrace at best, our values and our way of life.